Calvin, also sometimes known as "that guy who follows a lot," fell in love with Lindy Hop for its joyful expression, creative improvisation, and deep connection between partners. Since then, he has been actively involved in the community as an instructor, competitor, event organizer, and frequent up-past-3-am dancer. A lifelong student, Calvin always strives to make his classes fun and help students fall in love with learning and practice as part of the fun of being a dancer. In his teaching he also greatly values portraying dance roles as gender neutral, teaching to a variety of learning styles, and cultivating good dancers who are also good community members.
In his home scene of San Francisco / Bay Area, Calvin has helped organize The Switch Workshop, the Dancers Den, the Bootleggers Ball, and the Breakaway. He's helped in a variety of different roles, including teacher coordinator where he has worked on creating curricula, collecting student survey data, and training teachers. He also travels to various events and competes as a follower. At dances, he can frequently be seen drinking boba and trying to remember the names of the people he met that night.